Housewarming evilness

Revealing and strange are continued with Dracula’s blazed eyes with fury. As he was about to eat and strangle Jonathan a touch by the crucifix saved everything. “It made an instant change in him”(pg 28). Dracula wants to make an appearance to make it known that he is here but does not want anyone to be in charge of him. The theme that Dracula tends to have is to show up at random points of Jonathan’s life and continuously disappear. The strange part about the crucifix was stopping Dracula from eating Jonathan’s brain but the readers know that it is a crucial part of his nature. This is a crucial part of his nature because although he is a demon who wants to rip people’s guts out, he knows that he needs to make the appearance of a good host before anything happens. The fear that Jonathan has is another claim that can be made towards the novel. “And he suddenly made a grab at my throat” (pg 28). The sense of fear and the lack of knowledge of what to do in this situation puts Jonathan in an unwanting moment. This claim of fear was the first point in which he knew that he needed to get out of the house. The sense of unreal moments and Dracula showing up in an instant but then “he passed so quickly that I could hardly believe that it was ever there” (pg 28). This passing so quickly made Jonathan confused on why he was in his room for a moment but then left in such a hurry. This theme of Dracula wanting to be known but not wanting to be in charge shows up again. Dracula made the claim of the evil and that without the crucifix he could kill him in a second. This all wraps up with the evil presence of Dracula and how he can continuously scare and take a person’s throat in one moment. What this all means, in the end, is that Dracula’s nature is to maintain the need of serving people but lives ruthlessly with the meaning of evil.

One thought on “Housewarming evilness”

  1. I find it interesting how you chose to describe Dracula in this post. The description of “Dracula’s nature”, and the overall theme that is mentioned, directs my mind to a type of animalistic hierarchy that is often seen in the wild. Much like the hound in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dracula would likely be considered an apex predator, but in both novels these predators serve others even though they could easily fend for themselves. Both these characters, although in different novels, have their vicious, animalistic natures suppressed to serve a greater purpose until the time is right and they have either the scent of prey or the sight of blood.

Leave a Reply